Archive of visitors' feedback about the Astrodienst Website

The old feedback system has been closed on 20 March 2007 and the Forum has been opened on 21 March.

Astrodienst Online Feedback Area Archive June 2003

I've been a member for a while now and I have yet to read any of your insights that even remotely reflect what I've been experiencing as of late, but I keep checking diligently every day. Thanx

Shannon [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Portland Oregon, USA --- Monday, June 30, 2003 at 23:00 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Dear Astro Team...

I am a shaman and use astrology and myth to help me unlocked the Teachings of the Night of the pre-patriarcal goddesses. I recently did a group quest leading 7 people into Dream'Time. One of my participators had the Goddess Wadjet (Egyptian) enter her session. Since I am able to track and enter the clients DreamTime, both my Client and Wadjet was present.

I see there are not many Egyptian Goddesses Listed in your Asteroid list. Do you know of a program that I can find more?

Sincerely, Mary

Mary Novak [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
St Louis/Seattle, USA --- Monday, June 30, 2003 at 18:23 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

In reply to Queally of Washington, DC, since I'm on vacation with some time to spare, I had a look at your data hope you don't mind! The Forecast report gives the length of the Saturn transit to your Venus as lasting from July 8 through to July 24, while the Personal Daily Horoscope, under Important Long-term Influences, says it lasts from July 8 through to mid March of 2004. The Forecast report only lists the transits through at most the following six months, while the length of the transits listed under Important Long-term Influences seems to cover the total length of the transit, taking account of planets retrograding, etc. Saturn has only recently entered Cancer, will hit your Venus, pass it, then retrograde and hit it again, before moving on. So actually both reports are correct, but the one mentioning March 2004 is more complete. While I know this is probably not what you wanted to hear, I hope that at least it helps to clarify things for you.

Pam Young [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Guelph, Canada --- Monday, June 30, 2003 at 14:14 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

i am now research in alternative medicine i found it was a good helpful sitees for astrology study for astrologers also.
om shanti

manas ranjan das [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
bhubaneswar, india --- Monday, June 30, 2003 at 11:15 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Ich habe vor Monaten die Astrozeichnung angeklickt
und die Erklärung dazu bekommen. Habt Ihr das
Liebe Grüße, Andrea

salzburg, Oesterreich --- Monday, June 30, 2003 at 10:08 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Gratis Horoskop -> AstroClick Portrait

Hi, Saturn will be squaring Venus in my birth chart soon but I'm sort of confused. I was looking ahead at how long it would last and a few days ago it said from July 8th 2003 to about the 28th or something, but recently I've looked again and it's changed to July 8th 2003 till mid-March 2004. I have my personal horoscope from another place too and it says the shorter one is right, well I was wondering why this changed and which one is true because I don't want the longer one to be true! The same goes for Saturn squaring my ascendant: it was over like a few weeks ago, but suddenly its back. I havn't change my birth data or anything.

oct 20 1985 washington dc * 5:29 pm

Queally [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Washington, DC, USA --- Monday, June 30, 2003 at 02:57 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Please see the FAQ (frequently asked questions) Why do you give different transit durations / orbs in the Daily Horoscope and the Forecast?

My mother is extremely important to me, and I moved back to Georgia to be closer to her. However, it seems as though, based on your AstroTravel, the influences in this area are generally negative. It is true that Atlanta has not been the place for me thus far. I'd like to know more about these influences and how to interpret them. Please advise. Thanks

Patrick Pugh [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Atlanta, USA --- Sunday, June 29, 2003 at 21:54 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Does anyone have any feedback for finding a wedding date, astrologically speaking? What are some criteria I should try to find? Thanks for the info. Lisa

Lisa Yates [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
SoCal, USA --- Sunday, June 29, 2003 at 18:29 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

i love your book queer astrology for women.
we take it to parties and read out loud about our couple friends that are there.
i have never felt like the straight world astrology info that i have read fit me at all. but you have me down to a t.
i just love the book.
are you going to do a second edition?

FRANKIE STAPLES [*xyz.AOL.COM --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
MACON, USA --- Sunday, June 29, 2003 at 15:25 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Well, thanks for the chocolates. I would be happy to bag them. But I have to admit, this book has nothing to do with Astrodienst or any of our authors.

Is there a software available that allows searches for specific oppositions, conjunctions etc etc in a persons transit charts for a specified length of time?

Kristin Morrill [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Mendon, USA --- Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 20:57 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

what's with the placidius house system???
It's not tenable.
You have placed too much emphasis on progressions
Transits yes, progressions no. You have much to learn.

, scotland --- Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 13:27 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

AS Always, thank you for this site.

Even though I have been studying astology since 14, I was not convinced until Liz Green studied my natal and revealed my parent's personalities. Also, described my shadows in depth and how to benefit from them. The Astro Intelligence is a well written report with incredibe insight of the inner you.

An interesting fact! My children were born when My Sun had progressed to the exact degree of Part of Fortune. The oldest, the exact degree and the youngest, 2 degrees within orb. They have brought me Fortune spiritually and many other ways.

Thank you,

Marry [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Hillsborough, USA --- Friday, June 27, 2003 at 20:08 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Dear Dr. Treindl,

Thank you for providing such a terrific site. It has been of great help to me for several years now.

May I ask two quick questions?
-The aspect charts have glyphs that sometimes show a comma or apostrophe within the cell. What does the comma/apostrophe mean?

-Where on this site can I find more information on how to study the Progressed Chart?

Again, thank you so much for all your work.

miami, USA --- Friday, June 27, 2003 at 16:39 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Thanks for the feedback. I am happy to answer these two questions:

a) the tick marks appear only in 'additional data tables' for inter-chart aspects (aspects between one set of planets and another set of planets), e.g. Synastry. there, the tick indicates 'wide orb, i.e. more than 50% of maximum orb -> less relevant aspect.

b) Onsite there is no article which 'teaches' progressions from the ground up. Liz Greene uses progressions in many of her articles, and you can learn a lot from those examples if you take the time to dig into them.

For book references, please see Understanding Astrology -> Further reading -> Forecasting -> Marion March / Joan McEvers: The Only Way to Learn About Tomorrow
There will be plenty of other books on progressions in the astrology bookshops which we do not know. Please check them out.

Was genau ist beim Online Horoskop Abonnement erweitert? Das genau gleiche Angebot war vor wenigen Monaten noch kostenlos. Jetzt wir die gleiche Dienstleistung also erweitert genannt und ist kostenpflichtig! In dieser Praktik liegt insofern ein Fehler, als mir als Kunde ja keinen Mehrwert durch das Abonnent erwächst, denn durch das Abonnement erhalte ich ja nicht mehr, sondern nur das was ich schon hatte, mit dem Nachteil, das ich dafür auch noch bezahlen muss. Dieses Spiel werden wohl nicht alle mitspielen und es ist fraglich, ob sich eine solche Praktik auf die Dauer bezahlt macht. Eigentlich schade für eine solche Seite...

--- Friday, June 27, 2003 at 16:25 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Unsere Website bietet auch für Besucher, die kein Abonnement erwerben wollen, sehr viele Möglichkeiten. Einfach nicht alle.

Aber Sie haben völlig recht: Wenn das Freibier von letzter Woche neuerdings plötzlich was kostet, können Sie sich nicht mehr kostenlos betrinken. "Nur noch" alle alkoholfreien Getränke sind seitdem gratis. Das ist unfair, wenn man ein Geburtsrecht auf ewiges Freibier in der Wiege liegen hatte.

Sie sollten dieses Spiel nicht mitspielen, und nur noch Gaststätten mit Ihrem werten Besuch beehren, die täglich Freibier ausgeben.

Hallo, danke für die interesanten horoskope ich hätte Interesse meinem Horoskop von 1995 is 1999 gibt es möglichkeiten sie bei Ihnen zu bestellen?

Viele Grüße Sandra

--- Friday, June 27, 2003 at 06:08 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Danke für das Feedback. Sie können jederzeit die Jahresthemen oder die Jahresanalyse von Liz Greene für diese Jahre bestellen.

Das Langzeit-Horoskop für sechs Jahre gibt es hingegen nur für die Zeit ab 1999 oder später.

Wenn Sie das erweiterte Tageshoroskop online abonnieren, so können Sie frei auf jeden Tag zwischen Anfang 2000 und Ende 2004 zugreifen (im nächsten jahr verschiebt sich das um ein Jahr nach oben, usw). Wenn Sie dann an webmaster ein Mail senden, können wir speziell für Sie auch die Jahre vorher freischalten.

Thank you so much for a wonderful site. I am grateful you have undertaken such a HUGE site with so many services and offer it to the public for FREE. I am stunned when I read people's comments on being disappointed about one thing or another. BE GRATEFUL!!! IT'S FREE!!
I was on the learning portion of your site and was wondering if you could add the symbols beside the Minor Aspects. I can't decipher for sure the semisquare, and the two others ones that start with S's :) I am learning.
Again THANK YOU so much for your generous spirit.

Vancouver, Canada --- Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 15:23 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Thanks for the feedback. About the glyphs for the minor aspects, you are right. We will add them to that page Unstanding Astrology -> Introduction -> Aspects.

dear alois,
thank you for pointing us toward the keller style. are the colors of the glyphs supposed to correspond to the colors of the text? I ask because i had problems looking at my own chart.
i expected to see a rather exact opposition between merc and uranus, but what i see is in red, and seems to be telling me there's 2 degrees orb of influence and its separating.
Am i reading the grid correctly? (i checked and transiting merc is not opp my uranus now)
thanking you in advance

steven [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
detroit, us --- Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 11:11 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Hi Steven. To check something like that, please use 'report a problem' on the bottom of that very page where you see your chart. Then I get a link which allows me to see the same chart you see. Without that, I cannot really answer your question.

Liebes Astroteam! Lieber Alois!
Zu aller erst mein Kompliment an Euere Arbeit und Euere Site! Sie ist sehr korrekt und sehr unterhaltsam! Gerade die Interaktiven -Seiten sind durch die Bank wirklich anerkennenswert.Allein die Idee ist der Wahnsinn!!!
Heute habe ich einige der Feedbacks gelesen und ich frage mich: Warum beschweren sich die Konsumenten, nur weil sie einen wirklich geringen zusätzlichen Beitrag für zusätzliche Leistungen aufwenden müssen? Ich finde es muss auch einmal die Site - Pflege und überhaupt die Idee, eine solche Institution ein zu richten anerkannt werden. Die Preise sind fair und wir alle wollen ja auch leben!!!
Dankeschön und weiter so!

Gaby Altenberger [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Bramberg, Österreich --- Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 22:48 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

your site is very wonderful, and you provide intersting astrological info. on various topics. However, you used to have long term perdictions, and several daily perdictions free. Now you make only one perdiction available in each catagory, and you say only Thursdays until August these catagories will be available to view free of charge. Now today is Thursday June 26, 2003, and all of that info. is still locked up ! please advise. Thanks.

lovely lady [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Los Angeles, Uniated States of Amercia --- Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 18:05 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: It is clearly Wednesday, when you write that. But if you check your 'tomorrow' horoscope, which is for a Thursday, you will find that the extended items are available there. Same on Friday, if you then go for 'yesterday', which again is Thursday, you will find the extended readings free.

I am actually looking for help, please. I regularly use your site and have quite a lot of charts on my account. At the moment I cannot seem to login on my email address. I hope you can help as I will have difficulty getting all my chart details again. Thank you in anticipation. jem

June [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
, England --- Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 07:39 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: You have a profile under the identity [deleted]

Please use the link 'report a problem' on the bottom of each page for such problems, not the guestbook.

Thank you for such valuable services. I have used them extensively for Natal Charts drawings. I'd like to get a Composite chart drawing [only the drawing]. Do you carry this anywhere?
Thank you,

Viviane Lerner [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
--- Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 03:38 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Not really hard to find: Free Horoscopes -> extended chart selection

How can my Chiron be opposite Jupiter when my Chiron is at 25 degrees Capricorn and Jupiter is in Leo at at least 15 degrees?

Elinor [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
--- Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 18:55 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: It is not 'your' Chiron, it is the transiting Chiron, opposite 'your' Jupiter.

How can I have Mercury in both the 7th and the 8th house today. That is how my long term affects read.

Thanks for your great site!


Upland, CA, USA --- Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 14:44 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: please see the FAQ entry for this question

Hallo liebes Astro-Team

Mir gefällt die Seite sehr gut, vor allem weil Sie punktgenau meine tägliche Stimmung widergibt, so daß ich mit mir immer im Reinen sein kann, ohne das ich andere Leute um Feedback bitten muß.
Aber ich beschäftige mich auch mit dem Maya-Kalender auf der Seite, dieses Zeitsystem od. Kalender ist meine ich doch sehr alt und interessant.
Meine Frage wäre jetzt, kann man die Astrologie und den Maya-Kalender vergleichen ?
Oder ist der Maya-Kalender als esoterisches abstraktes - System zu verstehen ?
Würde mich über eine Antwort freuen?

Ernst [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Eisenstadt, Österreich --- Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 06:16 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Tut mir leid, keine Ahnung. Im übrigen gehöre ich nicht zu denen, die alt mit gut gleichsetzen.

Fantastic! This is a fabulous web site, and I will be coming back often. Much better than the shareware or even the pay-for-it software you can get for astrology.

Thank you very much indeed!

Deborah Zippel
--- Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 05:44 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

I am disappointed. First, you offered but restricted anything beyond yesterday, today tomorrow. But at least one could look at those. Now you offer only one transit per day. Phooey.
I don't mind all the ads to the side I expect those. But I have no intention of paying for this stuff. If I wanted to, I would take you up on your offer of the handsomely bound version. Too bad. I'm off to another site. Now I won't even be reading your ads.

Amme Hogan
--- Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 03:40 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Good luck, bye bye!

This site is one of the greatest sites I came across. I visit it several times a day. Actually, I need to. Because I find the site's service really very much useful for all of us. For every single astro chart I cast, I get sure about the co-ordinates and time zone from this site. I find it's database very correct and reliable. Thanks for the wonderful service.

Tanvir Chowdhury

Tanvir Chowdhury [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Dhaka, Bangladesh --- Monday, June 23, 2003 at 01:56 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Thank you for your useful services.

A humble suggestion:
Concerning transits and progressions it would be nice to have transiting/progressed planets to natal planets/points/midpoints in 'additional tables' section on Free Chart page.


--- Monday, June 23, 2003 at 00:31 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Please try 'keller style'.

Sehr geehrter Herr Treindl

Das ist wirklich sehr schnell. Ich danke Ihnen vielmals für den Geheimtip. Das werde ich gleich ausprobieren. Ich beschäftige mich nämlich zur Zeit ein bischen mit Konstellationen und dem Wetter und brauche solche Karten. Meiner Meinung nach stimmen Projektionsstellen besser mit dem Wetter überein als Jim Lewis.

Das sind Schattenlinien des Planetenlichtes? Das Logische ist aber in der Astrologie manchmal nicht das Wahre und Richtige. Logos ist Merkur.

Herzlich Hans Gerber

Hans Gerber [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Zürich, Schweiz --- Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 20:05 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Sehr geehrter Herr Treindl
Ich fragte gestern am Samstag 21.6.2003 wegen der Pluto-Ac-Linie bezüglich AstroClick Reisen nach (Breite von Pluto)und Sie haben sehr promt (Sonntags?)Auskunft gegeben. Danke für den Tip der dreidimensionalen Horoskopzeichnung. Es ist unglaublich, was alles auf Ihrer Webseite zu finden ist! Unglaublich auch die prompte Antwort. Meine Frage: Wie schaffen Sie das, so schnell und ausführlich persönlich zu antworten? Kompliment. Das macht Ihr Angebot wirklich spannend und persönlich und ich fühle mich ernst genommen und verstanden.

Hans Gerber [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Zürich, Schweiz --- Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 16:58 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Danke für das Feedback.

Ich liebe diese Website und die Arbeit, die wir hier für so viele tun können. Manche Fragen, wie Ihre, sind sehr vernünftig, und diese beantworte ich auch gerne und mit Engagement, sofern es die Zeit irgendwie erlaubt.

Das Thema Ihrer Frage liegt mir auch am Herzen. Ich schätze diese Diskrepanz zwischen der üblichen Geburtsastrologie und der Astrokartographie nicht. Mir wäre es lieber, Jim Lewis, der zum grossen Teil für die Popularität der Astrokart. verantwortlich ist, hätte Projektionsstellen benutzt. Andererseits sind echt Schattenlinien des Planetenlichts logisch überzeugender.

PS: Noch ein Geheimtip. Wenn man in Erweiterte Grafikauswahl->..->Astroweltkarte diese aufgerufen und angezeigt hat, kann man in der URL das Stück &btyp=71& ändern auf &btyp=71EP&, und dann ENTER drücken. Dann bekommt man die gleiche Karte mit den Linien der ekliptischen Projektionsstellen. EP steht für 'eclicptic projection'.

The link from this page that goes back to free chart is not working well. It dumps you out at a place where you have to go all the way back to the beginning anyway to enter your persons' data.

I don't think you shouold show eMail addresses on here. THere must be some way to do this without revealing email addresses. No one else does it this way.

Nancy Worcester [ --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Jamul, USA --- Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 15:33 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: The addition of email addresses to a guestbook entry is left entirely in the choice of the writer. The entry form actually warns against it.

my question is about the google box and the entries it brings up. i entered sun square saturn in to the box and it brought up this entry:
Personal Daily Horoscope - Astrodienst
... 18:26 Sun Square Moon , exact at 14:40 Moon Square Uranus , exact at 10 ... Important
long-term influences: Disorientation (Saturn Opposition Neptune) Great feats ... - 17k - Cached - Similar pages

when i click on that entry, it takes me to the daily horoscope for the first person in my astro.

thanks for my favorite website

steven [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
detroit/dearborn, us --- Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 13:52 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Google indexes those pages which the 'google robot' sees when he visits the website (nearly every day). Now, the 'google robot' does not see your horoscopes, but actually his own (if you look at the 'cached page' at Google, your find out what data the robot sees).

This creates some index entries which make no sense for other visitors, because they will not see Google Robot's horoscopes, but their own, with different content.

This is problem related to the way the Google system works when it visits a website with personalized content. I recommend that you ignore the dynamical horoscope pages which you find in Google's search results.

When you enter the search term 'Sun square Saturn' in our Google search box, you get 268 hits. Many of them go to static papges on our site whose content makes whose sense in regard to the question. These pages do contain the three words of the query.

To Marcella from Australia:
You can adjust the reference place on the daily horoscope page. Your birth data remain the same but the timing of the transits is adjusted to where you are, so you can know when to go out to lunch.
Lois and Oscar

Oscar Jaeger [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Brooklyn, United States of America --- Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 04:47 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

To Marina from Slovenia:
For house dispositors, go to Free Horoscopes, then click on Extended Chart Selection, then click on Pullen/Astrolog, then click the item on dispositors on the pull-down menu.
To Alexei from Haifa:
For valid during [a specified period of time], the exactitude varies for each transit. Some of the planets, such as Mercury during a retrograde period, travel back and forth for a more considerable distance (in apparent motion from Earth) than slow-moving planets, such as Neptune, so the precision of an aspect to a natal position will vary. However, since issues are repeated in this general time frame, the readings seem to be considered valid for the duration. When they are close to exact, they are listed on the daily page.
I hope Alois agrees with these statements!
Lois and Oscar

Oscar Jaeger [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Brooklyn, NY --- Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 04:41 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Thanks, I do.

Hello! Thanks for a very interesting site. But I think it would be even more interesting if you could have a separate map of Africa on the Astro Click Travel side. Thanks!

Stefan Byström [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Gnarp, Sweden --- Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 21:34 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: We do have, top of the list.

Hallo gutes Astro Team,
Ihre Website ist super, eine Kleinigkeit ist ihnen wahrscheinlich auch schon aufgefallen:
Beim Horoskop Radix-Progressionen-Sonnenbogen ist in der Tabelle die Schrift der Deklinationen überdeckt mit den Positionsangaben des Sonnenbogens und daher schlecht leserlich.
Etwas ist mir noch zu den Orten aufgefallen. Sie rühmen sich, die beste Site für Astrologie zu sein. Dazu sollten sie aber auch Millionenstädte in ihren Ortsdaten aufnehmen - Z. Bsp. Dalian in Nordwest China auf ca. 122° Ost und ca. 39°Nord.
Sagen sie jetzt nicht, dass das anders heisst, ich war dort und es heisst Dalian. Wenn sie schon Millionenstädte übergehen, so wäre es hilfreich, wenn man anstatt eines Ortsnamens in ihrem Programm die Längen- und Breitengrade eingeben könnte. Warum sie diese Möglichkeit nicht anbieten ist mir unklar.
Trotzdem - die Site ist super, weiter so.

--- Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 15:12 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Die Stadt heisst irgendwie chinesisch, nehme ich mal an. Transkription aus Sprachen mit nicht lateinischer Schrift ist eine Glückssache, es gibt keinen verbindlichen Standard, oder jedenfalls gab es keinen solchen, als unser Atlas entstand.

Suchen Sie mit der Eingabe 'da,china' um alle Orte mit 'da' zu sehen. Vielleicht ist es drunter.

Ungefähre Ortsangaben wie "ca 39°" können wir nicht in den Atlas aufnehmen. Genaue mit Quellenangaben bei entsprechend freundlichen Emails schon.

Eingaben von Koordinaten durch Benutzer sind deshalb nicht zugelassen, weil nach unserer Erfahrung die Benutzer sehr wenig Ahnung von der Komplexität des Bereichs 'Geschichte der Zeitzonen und Sommerzeiten' haben. Jeder Ort muss richtig einer von 4000 Tabellen für verschiedene Zeitzonen-Geschichte zugeordnet werden. Das geht derzeit nicht automatisch; ohne Zuordnung der richtigen Zeitzonen-tabelle gibt es aber fehlerhafte Horoskope. Lieber daher einen benachbarten Ort nehmen (gibt sehr kleinen Fehler im Horoskop) als eine falsche Zeitzone (gibt intolerabel grossen Fehler).

Solange eine Geburtszeit auf weniger als 4 Minuten genau bekannt ist, sind Ortsabweichungen von bis zu 100 km tolerabel. In diesem Umkreis findet man immer einen Ort in unserer Datenbank. Nur sehr wenige Geburtszeiten sind genauer bekannt.

Bei Ihrem Problem mit "Schrift überdeckt" weiss ich nicht, wovon Sie sprechen. Auf der Zeichnung hat es überhaupt keine Deklinationen. Auf dem Zusatzblatt sind diese sauber tabelliert.

Bitte senden Sie von der Seite, auf der Sie das Problem sehen, mittels des Links 'Problem melden' unten auf der gleichen Seite einen Problembericht. Dann sehen wir, was Sie sehen.

PS: Wir rühmen uns überhaupt nicht. Wir sind es ganz objektiv. Von Vollständigkeit jeglicher Information haben wir dabei nie gesprochen, und würden es auch nicht. Die Welt ist gross. Des einen Peking ist des anderen Beijing, Pékin oder %&!$+".

Heute am 21.6.2003 steht Pluto um 18:26:09 GMT = UT in Zürich am Ac. Trotzdem geht die Pluto-Ac-Linie der Astrokartographie (AstroClick Reisen)für dieses Horoskop (21.6.2003, 18:26 GMT, Zürich)weit weit westlich von Zürich (Zipfel von Westfrankreich durch). Wie ist das zu erklären? Mein erster Eindruck ist, dass diese Abweichungen vor allem den Pluto bezüglich Ac-Dc-Linien betrifft. Kann mir jemand eine gute Antwort geben?

Hans Gerber [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Zürich, Schweiz --- Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 14:24 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Die Plutobahn hat eine starke Neigung gegen die Ekliptik. Im Radix werden die Projektionsstellen der Planeten auf der Ekliptik eingezeichnet und benutzt. Es handelt sich um eine 'flache' Darstellung, nicht um eine dreidimensionale.

Zur angegebenen Zeit steht nur die Projektionsstelle von Pluto auf die Eklitpik in ZH am Aszendent. Pluto hat aber eine Breite von 9°30' und steht weit oberhalb des Horizonts (etwa 6 Grad), mitten im 12. Haus. Das können Sie sehen via Erweiterte Horoskopauswahl->Gruppe Astrodienst Spezial->3-dimensionale Horoskopzeichnung. Wenn Sie dort Pluto auf die Ekliptik projezieren, sehen Sie, dass dieser Punkt mit dem Schnittpunkt des Horizonts durch die Ekliptik zusammenfällt.

In der Astrokartographie benutzt man hingegen die echten Aufgangs- und Untergangslinien der Planeten (mit wahrer Breite). Daher gibt es bei Planeten mit grösserer Breite deutliche Abweichungen zwischen den Landkartenlinien und den vermeintlichen Achsenpositionen im (flachen) Radix. Pluto und Mond sind meistbetroffen.

Uranus is 2 degrees Virgo, conjunct MC in my natal chart. Why does my astrodienst daily horoscope give me Uranus oppose MC?

Mary Alito [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
New Orleans, USA --- Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 13:23 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Transiting Uranus is currently at 2° Pisces. This is opposite your natal MC of 2 degrees Virgo.

The prognose of M. Kooijman 14-03-69 23.34uur birthtown Den Haag is the same as last year?

Yvonne Kemp [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Heemstede, Netherlands --- Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 11:20 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: If it is a transit of the Sun over some natal point, yes, these repeat exactly every year. Some transits of outer planets can happen up to seven times within 2 1/2 years, and it is also possible that such a theme is repeated. If it is precisely a year, it is accidental.

It would be nice to have a section that explains what the Moon, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Uranus, Pluto, True Node?, etc. represent.

Christina Adams [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Los Angeles, CA, USA --- Friday, June 20, 2003 at 19:05 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Please try [left column] > Understanding Astrology > Introduction to Astrology > The Planets

or try [left column] > Understanding Astrology > First Steps in Astrology > What a Horoscope can tell you

or try Free Horoscope -> Astroclick Portrait -> click on any planet, and follow the link in the popup window which says "The meaning of [planet] in a horoscope"

There is a lot more to explored in 'Understanding Astrology', you just need to look.

While I need to submit my ID and Email address and Password to LOG ON and access MY ASTRO, there seems to be NO procedure to LOG OFF. Can you reassure me that the details I have stored on MY ASTRO are secure when I use the only current method of leaving your web site, ie. just CLOSING the page. Is this good enough? I would appreciate any guidance in this matter, OZZIE BOB.

ozzie bob
london, uk --- Friday, June 20, 2003 at 13:33 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: There is this feature, of course. It is called 'Leave this profile' on 'my astro'.

Warum kenn ich die zusätzlichen Transite eines Tages und die langfristigen Transite im Gratishoroskop nicht mehr lesen?
Ist da eine neue Geldquelle für Euch
eingebaut worden?
Wenn der alte zustand nicht wieder hergestellt wird, werde ich die Geschäftsverbindung zu Ihrer Firma abbrechen!


artur [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
coburg, Deutschland --- Friday, June 20, 2003 at 08:42 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Im Tageshoroskop ist dieser Text eingeblendet, und Sie brauchen zur Beantwortung Ihrer Frage nur auf 'Warum' zu klicken.

Das grundlegende Tageshoroskop, das Sie oben lesen können, ist kostenlos für alle, ebenso die Auswahl gestern-heute-morgen. Nur für Abonnenten zugänglich ist hingegen die erweiterte Navigation unten und die erweiterte Tageswahl. Warum?
Jeden Donnerstag bis Ende August ist die erweiterte Navigation gratis.

PS: Danke für den freundlichen Ton. Es tut uns leid, Ihr Geburtsrecht auf kostenlosen Service missachtet zu haben.

There is a discrepancy between the Transits of the Year by Robert Hand that I received last summer and the long term forecast as given directly on your website. Can you explain this and which one is nearer the mark?

Clarissa Henry [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Paris, France --- Friday, June 20, 2003 at 07:23 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: The astrological rule system imbedded in the software which creates Transits of the Year is much more sophisticated and intelligent in selecting the important themes for a 12-month period.

In contrast, the software for 'Short report forecast' is rather simple, and it does not list all important issues by design.

In the daily horoscope, the long term transits indicated on a given day are selected also by much simpler rules. This is why different themes may be mentioned.

You can rely on the fact that the selection in Transits of the Year focuses on the more important issues. In the daily horoscope, you will find ADDITIONAL transit events in the course of the year, with abbreviated text.

I must say, I've read the charts and they are amazingly correct!
although it makes me wonder about the whole life scales - future as past, I find it beutifull.

Thanks a lot

Gabriel [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Rishon Le Zyon, Israel --- Friday, June 20, 2003 at 07:06 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

My sincere thanks to M M Bare and her praise but I also wish to thank the people of astrodiest who had a dream...followed it and shaped it into something beautiful to behold.I discovered you in
1998 and everywhere I could I told people about this wonderful site.I have used the gifts you have brought and helped myself and many others who
needed help with life answers.Asteroids have become my forte as it were since myths were a thing I loved.You have even me the means to do Progressions with Composite Charts as well and I have found that something else as before I had to create a chart by progressions and then another so I could do a Composite chart for them.

Anyway,I met M M Bare through a question she had on asteroids and that was nearly a year ago.It has been a wonderful time exploring the wonders of
asteroids in a chart.It's all because of feedback this all happened.THANKS!!!!

Fred Traweek

Fred T. Traweek [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Hammond, United States --- Friday, June 20, 2003 at 04:41 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Hello to all the great people who have contributed to astrodienst. To Robert Hand, I trully thank you for all the software that has helped me learn about progressions, transits, and My own natal chart. Without this software, I could never gained so much knowlege of how astrology is truly a science. Thanks to Liz Green for all your books and articles that have inspired me to look at a person's chart in a totally different way. I do not believe that I will never interpret a person's chart again without talking to them first.
Alois, I truly commend you with your gracious but honest style when commenting on the feedback. You do receive some rather unusual comments to reply to. Some are rather humorous.

If I have left someone out, I commend you, also.

Thanks again, For all the insight and knowledge of this site.

M M Bare

By the way, I met a man who became my mentor for increasing my knowledge of astrology and helping me learn more than I dreamed possibe. This goes to
Fred Traweek, an astrologer in his own right who has taught many people about how the energies of the houses, planets, signs, and of course asteroids work together to create a greater whole.

M M Bare [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
, USA --- Friday, June 20, 2003 at 03:36 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Dear Alois,

To you and all at, thankyou for keeping the daily horoscope bits free. I know how market forces can dominate and strangle free exchange of ideas... Not all people who live in the USA have expendable money.


Rob Whitlock [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
puget sound, north america --- Friday, June 20, 2003 at 01:40 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

oh how i would love to be able to type in the name of a place and get the astro*carto*graphy on it for someone... any hope of that in the future? Love this websight... would also love to have correspondance courses somehow through Astrodienst

palesa [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
--- Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 20:43 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Could you advise if Daylight Saving Time is accounted for when showing times for transits.

Should I be deducting an hour from the shown transit time to get correct GMT.

Kind regards

shirley [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
london, UK --- Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 15:52 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: If you are talking about the transit times listed on the daily horoscope page: please scroll to the bottom and read what you find there. problem with your website at all!

I do however have a problem with conflicting information found here regarding a moon placement in my friends chart. My friend Rick was born on Dec. 13 1951 at 10:25 am EST, in Hudson Massachusetts, USA. Your site says his moon is in Gemini. The Moon table found in my book the only astrology book you'll ever need by Joanne Martine Woolfolk says his moon is in Aquarius...which is it? I am confused about the contradiction of information and have been using this book for some years now. Please explain, if you would.

THANK YOU, and Peace! D

Donna [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Atkinson, USA --- Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 12:45 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: I assume that you made a lookup error in your book. If that book really says that, throw it away.

This is simple astronomical information, you can check any ephemeris (table of planetary positions).

The Moon was in Aquarius on 3rd and 4th December 1951, and then again at the beginning of January 1952.

On 13 December 1951 it was in Gemini, the whole day.

THANK YOU A LOT!!!!!!!!!!

Olga Sosnovskaya [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Minsk, Belarus --- Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 07:29 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

I have been using this site for over more than a year (it's great!). I have a PC so I had several natal horoscopes archived in the site. Every time I entered the site it automatically displayed my natal chart (and I could acces all the other charts as well). When I entered today, I surprisingly noted that there were none, not even mine! Could you tell me what happened? or else, whether there is something that could be done to recover all the charts I had already entered? Thank you for answering this mail and for this indispensable site!

Nidya Estrada
Mexico City, Mexico --- Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 18:48 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: The only reason this can have happened is that you - or some software in your computer - deleted the cookies stored in your PC.

If have have only used an anonymous guest profile with up to 4 charts, and you deleted your access cookie, and if you also have no bookmark to access your profile, then the access to the data is lost.

If you have a registered profile (where you registered with name and email address), then you simply go to 'my astro' and login again.

Please see the FAQ section for more details.

I love the website but I was born in the northern hemisphere and now live in australia. Does this affect my astro for the day?

Marcella [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Melbourne, Australia --- Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 13:36 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Dear Alois,
I did not believe, that Lunar horoscope means something till May 2003. I am Ascendent Libra, and the Lord of my 2nd house is Pluto.From April 26th til May 24th, Pluto was in 2nd house with one Opposition to the Saturn in 8th house and in square with Moon in fifth house. In 15 days, I have lost all my money. You, maybe can imagine, about what is going. In Solar 2003 I have Pluto in fifth house, in trine with Ascendent and two bad aspects(opposition with Saturn in 11th house and square with Moon in 8th house). It is very similar Configuration. And that is without to look to Natal Chart. Can you believe it? I was studying Solar Arc, Primary Directions. Nothing was true in last years. Only Solar, Lunar and when the aspects are allmost like in Birth Chart.

p.s. Beside that, I would like to know, where can I find the Dispositors of the houses in your program.

With best regards,

marina [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
kranj, slovenia --- Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 13:24 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: The house dispositor is the ruling planet of the sign at the house cusp. If you know the sign rulers, you know the house dispositors very easily, without a computer, just by looking at the chart and the position of each house cusp.

Sterling doesn't appear to be a payment option, so I don't know how much it would cost to subscribe, or how I should go about paying by credit card.

agness [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Bristol, United Kingdom --- Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 21:35 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: I am sorry if you are not familiar with converting foreign currency amounts into Punds Sterling.

In our astro shop, you do not choose the curreny, our system will choose it for you once it is clear from the address in which country you reside.

For the UK, we use Euro like for any other European country except Switzerland (where we use Swiss Francs). The conversion rate between Euro and Sterling is found in any newspaper or at any bank. It will be applied by your credit card company on the day they make the charge to your card. It might vary slightly from day to day, because currency exchange rates are variable.

As of yesterday, 1 Euro was 0.70 Pounds. This means that 31.95 EUR was 22.36 Pounds.


Why it is free Thursday?
Is it possible that thursday is low in attendance

and that would encourage traffic on the site.


Marie C. Mahler [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Johnstown,NY, USA --- Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 15:58 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

I just got a palm pilot as a gift and wondered if you could recommend some astrology software for it. (I looked in the astro-shop because I highly regard your products, but did not see any there. Maybe I missed it?)

, USA --- Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 15:18 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

vos horoscopes sont assez précis, de loin le site le plus passionnant, dommage qu'il faille payer depuis peu mais vous avez surement des raisons. les horoscopes quotidiens par contre sont décevants, je ne me reconnais jamais dans les commentaires qui sont toujours à contre courant de ce que je suis et ce que je vis.

jumel [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
auxerre, france --- Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 13:39 Universal Time (UT/GMT)


Let me just say that I've been happily lost in this website since I discovered it about a month ago. It's like having a winning lottery ticket. I knew it would be First Class when I saw that Liz Greene helped initiate it but it's surpassed all expectations.

Through some postings on the forum I've become acquainted with Lord of the Geniture and have had some revelations about my natal chart. I'm wondering if it would be possible to build a program that could calculate it automatically as part of the Extended Horoscope page. It would encourage more people to use this in their own charts instead of assuming the Ascendant ruler is the chart ruler. At any rate, this website is opening new doors for me daily. THANKS!

Kangola [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Boston, USA --- Sunday, June 15, 2003 at 00:23 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Lord of the Geniture is a traditional concept found in Lilly's work. It seems to lack a clear and generally-agreed on definition, according to Lee Leeman.

At Astrodienst, we are somewhat reluctant to introduce concepts of medieval and antique astrology, even when some astrology circles have turned that into the recent fashion.

If we can get a definition of the concept, which is generally agreed on, we might give it a try.

Thank you for your prompt reply. I have already done what you suggested with the ruler etc. but there are so often many conflicting aspects, some excellent, some dreadful, that it is difficult to know which are more active than others, especially when two thick lines give such different versions of the possibilities. I understand perfectly your remarks about the vast scope of interpretation, only in bad times it would be nice to have a glimmer of hope!
Thanks all the same.
Clarissa Henry

Clarissa Henry [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Paris, France --- Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 08:09 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Dear Astrodienst team,
In the past I have bought a number of your horoscopes. I find the Career and Vocation one extremely enkightening. However I have a problem with 'Transits of the Year'and the 'Yearly Horoscope Analysis. I seem to drown in detail with both of these and am unable to get an overall picture. Is there any way to synthesise the information?
Am not sure if this is a helpful criticism but a bird's eye view general forecast as well as the detailed aspects would, I think, be an improvement.
All the best,
Clarissa Henry

Clarissa Henry [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Paris, France --- Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 07:23 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: For the Transits of the Year, you might want to concentrate on Chapter II - The most important issues of the year.

For the Yearly Horoscope Analysis, the focus of reading should be Chapter II - The year's main themes.

I am afraid the kind of grouping by theme area you find in Yearly Horoscope Analysis is a far as synthesis can go, without knowing from client input what is of particular interest.

In any given year, there are always a lot of incoherent, often contradictory astrological influences. Even for an experienced human astrologer it is very difficult to synthesize such patterns into one coherent picture. For a computerized report, the basically unlimited number of possible combinations makes an extended synthesis impossible. There are too many combinations which would have to be pre-written.

We are concentrating already to a large extent the themes which appear in the report, by putting emphasis on the more relevant ones and letting out mayn others. Without such pruning, the reports would have about three times the volume they have, and appear much more confusing.

In both reports, there is a graphical overview (page 4 in Yearly Horoscope, page 2 in Transits of the year). We think that the essential information to get an overview is the timing dynamics, and therefore we have chosen a representation as a 'time bar diagram'.

Another graphical representation in the form of a more traditional (round) chart drawing with aspects would fail to visualize the time dimension, which is of crucial importance.

Please try to familiarize yourself with the time-bar overview. It is convenient to place a vertical ruler on the page, to see which transits/progressions are active at any given moment. The page number references give you easy access to the relevant readings.

Dear Astrodienst staff,
First of all I'd like to say that you have a wonderful site, better that any I've seen on astrology! I have enjoyed it for years now.....but now I suddenly have to pay for multiple transits for the daily horoscope. I am truly disappointed! I thought you were the only real people out there, not wanting to make an extra buck of people interested in or relying on a little extra insight in their lives.
I hope that you will change it back to the way it was, although I doubt that you will...

Kind regards,

Amsterdam, The Netherlands --- Friday, June 13, 2003 at 20:01 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Hello dear astrologers. It is good to see other people can appreciate the complexities of astrology. So many people miss so much by ignoring it. I have used it to understand people all through my life and it is what lead me to study psychology as a profession. Astropsychology is truly a force to be reckoned with when it comes to understanding human behavior. Anyway I do have a question to the host. Mercury was in retrograde when I was born, how exactly does that impact me? Is it true that the chaos with communication that occurs when mercury is in retrograde is reverse for me? In other words does communication improve for me when mercury is retrograding? Thanks in advance for the answer.

nicole [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Boca Raton, USA --- Friday, June 13, 2003 at 03:58 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: A retrograde Mercury in your birth chart has no negative influence. In general, I consider the common myths around retrograde Mercury as exaggerations. I know that some astrologers have a different opinion, but this is mine, humbly.

Thank you very much for your wonderful website. I read it to begin each morning so that I have a sense of the energies for the day. It's wonderful to have the transits at my fingertips. However, I have a question for you. I am aware that Neptune has been conjunct to my Chiron for quite some time, but this transit has not been addressed on my astro weather. Could you please share with me the impact of such a transit? Thank you! Catherine

Catherine Willows [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
chicago, usa --- Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 20:48 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Thank you for your fabulous site. It has been for me a source of inspiration. Amongst other readings I have been fascinated by your travel map(free reading). I first got introduced to location astrology in London. I just have a question: recently I went back to look at the map and noticed the lines had changed. I was under the impression that they stayed the same for the lenght of one's life. Can you please enlighten me about it. Thanks very much in advance.

laurence. a [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
--- Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 20:41 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Dear Astrodienst staff,
I have a crucial question regarding daylight saving time and your calculations. Do you take into consideration, while calculating charts and so on, the DSTs of every contry at any time, which as you know, have changed so many times during the few past decades and even within one country. For instance, I am born on August 27, 1962 in Quebec city (Que, Canada) at 3.20 (local time). I have just discovered that there was no DST in 1962 in wets part of Quebec. How can I be sure that my chart is right with your method?
Thank you!

Montreal, Canada --- Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 16:52 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: You can be sure because we have the best database of worldwide timezone and DST information which exists on this planet.

Thanks to all those whose efforts have created a wonderful web site !!!

I feel that it is a great pity that the pursuit of the holy Dollar has led the site's designers to severely restrict access to the free horoscopes section.

Thursdays? Till the end of June? or August?.

Why not use a formula a bit less rigid - like random days?

Where's the human touch?

Pat [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Bendigo, Australia --- Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 12:48 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

j'aimerai avoir l'adresse electronique de diana lane pour lui dire que c'est une actrice trés charmante et remarquable

paul [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
paris, france --- Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 09:43 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

I'm beginning to teach myself astrology and my first book was The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need. I found it fascinating and it opened up my curiosity to dig deeper, buy and ephemeris, etc. to calculate my and my friends' charts precisely. One book I got was The Michelsen Book of Tables, which I found very easy to follow (I am mathematically inclined). My problem is that the first book told me my Ascendant is Aquarius while the calculations I did from the second (which I checked twice) revealed an Ascendant of Leo, the exact opposite! Why is this and which source is correct???

Richard [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Los Angeles, USA --- Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 22:32 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: As you have succeeded in writing your question without the least trace of actual birth data (date, time and place): How in the heavens should we know your Ascendant?

But you ought to know whether the Sun was above or below the horizone when you were born. Only with one of both Ascendants you quote this can be correct, so you can easily exclude the false one. However, you can have made many other errors in manual calculation.

Considering the degree of confusion expressed in your question, I would recommend you leave the hand calculation for later and use as a competent and reliable source. Just enter your data, and you will have your chart correctly computed, without the least chance for human error.

Dear astro staff, I have worked with a astrologer who has past on. I worked with her interpreting my chart since 1987. During our sessions useing her astrology knowledge and Tarot cards. We kept coming up perpelexed,because my birth certificate states 3:45PM. Yet through her knowledge of astrology she inisisted my assendent presonality, is Leo. Since her passing I have spent exhusted energies trying to find the coorect assenent. I have purchased alot of your products especially Robert Hands daily personal. I purchased both the 3:45pm birth time and the 1:45pm time(by using Micky instead of michele. So finally I ask my questions: 1: Can someone on staff figure out what is my real rising sign. 2: which product would you recommend for me besides of course the personal daily calender(I would just like to buy the one that accuratly reflects my daily life. Thanks in advance for your help. Michele Contino-Soprani

Michele Contino-Soprani [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
west chester, usa --- Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 21:03 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: A birth certificate with a given birth time of 3:45 is a strong argument in favour of that birth time. A 'correction' by two full hours is very doubtful in my eyes.

Some astrologers try to impress their clients by putting themselves above objectively given data, and I have serious doubts in regard to the claims of such astrologers. There may be cases where such an astrologer is right - close personal knowledge of the person in question is an essential requirement for that. We cannot dare to diagnose that detail from remote.

I assume that your astrologer saw something 'leonine' and 'fiery' in your appearance, and found that you had only Saturn in a fire sign. Then she was struggling with the data to get more fire into your chart, by manipulating the Ascendant from Virgo into 29 degrees Leo. Because Virgo is rising very slowly, a manipulation of more than 2 hours was needed.

I think this is very questionable. The conclusion from 'leonine' or 'fiery' is not strong enough. It can be a purely psychological effect: that you compensate the actual lack of the fire element by developing such an appearance, and other 'fiery' personality traits.

Liz Greene - as far as I understand her with my limited astrological experience - has found many such cases, where overcompensation of a missing element leads to a strong expression of exactly that element which is missing in the chart. There are many 'thinking types' with missing air element in the chart, and many 'feeling types' with no water.

To change the recorded birth time by two hours is a very big step, and if it is based in addition to appearance traits on tarot readings or other divinatory procedures, I cannot really take it serious. I recommend that you stick to your recorded birth time.

There is another point you can check. I have had a look at your chart, and with the recorded birth time you get a powerful Venus placement exactly at the MC. Please check the Psychological Horoscopes you have ordered for both birth data versions, in 2001 and 2002, and re-read the section on your mother (chapter IV). If the one in the 3:45pm report rings more true than the one in the 1:40 pm report, it will be a strong support for my position.

PS: Thank you for your frequent orders in the last two years!

Ich hätte gern die Geburts Daten von Silvio Berlusconi, bitte. mit gruss a.ricca

alessandra ricca [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
solothurn, switzerland --- Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 19:47 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Hello dear Astro!
First thank you very much for your great horoscope site i have been visiting for almost two years.Each day i read my horoscope and it helps me in our tuff israeli life.
If you can answer me for my quastion i will be very glad.
i wanted to ask what does it mean when you say valid during several days, weeks, months.
Deos it mean constant validation or other?
May be some of the visitors know?
Thanks again and a lot of health.

Alexey [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Haifa, Israel --- Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 19:13 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Subscription great! Ever since my subscription began, I no longer have to login. Why not?
What about security? I need to know.

Beverly Layton
--- Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 16:43 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: You can choose high security or convenience via automatic login, see my astro-> view/edit profile settings

i love your site! you offer excellent sample sections of your reports. i have told many people about your site, and i hope you stay in business.
i come here almost everyday! keep up the good work!

panama city bch., usa --- Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 15:53 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

I would like to order your subscription as I have enjoyed your free information for quite some time and feel at a loss at its reduction. I do not feel comfortable giving you my charge info on-line but would like to send it by mail. Is that possible?

Thank you for this consideration.
Sharon Louise

Sharon Louise [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
--- Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 14:14 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Please proceed in the on-line ordering process to checkout, until you reach payment options. You will find that alternatives to credit card payment are offered there. When you choose such an alternative payment option, detailed instructions will be provided.

The advantage of credit card payment is, that the subscription begins immediately when you submit your order. payment by cheque or bank transfer takes usually several weeks, and we do not activate the subscription until the payment comes through. There is also a surcharge for the additional fees involved in foreign cheques or bank transfer.

Our web ordering system is completely safe and uses encrypted SSL communication between your PC and our server, when payment data are transmaitted. There is no risk involved in using credit cards in our online shop. Nobody can see your payment data except our inhouse staff who processes your order.

Dear Alois,
Thank you for verifying Churchill’s birth time! I have subsequently confirmed as well through Rodden (1:30 am). (The person who sourced you must have made an error) If I can return the favor with any research information, consider me at your disposal.

Kim Falconer
, Australia --- Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 03:20 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

In the intro section it was mentioned that Jung had connected personality with the elements, or something to that effect. I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction as to researching that reference.

Andrew Hutzel [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Asheville, NC --- Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 01:07 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Our 'Understanding Astrology' section has a detailed part on Astrology and Psychology. Have you gone through it? It contains also some literature references.

You might start at Psychological Types and navigate with the arrows in the left column.

Weshalb werden die Tageshoroskope für Abonnenten nicht per E-Mail verschickt?

, Schweiz --- Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 20:02 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Weil ein Bookmark auf Ihrem Desktop WESENTLICH bequemer ist: Sie können das aktuelle Tageshoroskop jederzeit dann lesen, wenn Sie Lust dazu haben, nicht wenn jemand Ihnen ein email schickt. Ausserdem können Emails keine dynamischen Inhalte mit tiefergehenden Navigationsmöglichkeiten enthalten. Das ist hingegen auf einer Web-Seite leicht möglich.

Ein Bookmark ist schnell angelegt und hat viele Vorteile. Wir glauben auch an die Autonomie der Benutzer, die dann ihr Horoskop lesen, wenn sie wollen.

I don't like your forecasts. I have compared them to a lot of others and I do not like your interpretation of astrology. and I think you are rude when you reply in the guestbook. It seems odd to me that so many people take this attitude.

kalinke [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
berlin, germany --- Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 18:54 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Just a note to say that astrology like this and the accuracy of your comments is astounding, but surely it goes against all principles to charge for services like these! This site used to help me understand myself and the things going on in my life but now this has been taken away from many of us. Some of us have not the money and to find a site that had certain readings free was why i reccommended to all my friends (most are members now) and also generates more business for you! Maybe you should reconsider taking away the free parts of your site.
Just a thought.

lawrence [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
leeds, uk --- Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 18:03 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Thank you for your kind feedback and for the recommendations.

Please read my reply to Lauren from last Saturday for some suggestions.

Please read also the explanation behind the 'why?' link on the daily horoscope page. Not accepting payment for quality professional work may be one of your principles, but it is not one of ours.

At Astrodienst, we are proud of our top professional work, and we make sure we have the funds for it to continue. We believe that we are very generous in letting others enjoy freely many parts of our work.

We have an obligation to all, our staff, our paying customers and the free-riding public, to keep Astrodienst healthy and strong. How we do that is primarily our choice and part of our freedom.

If you prefer different choices: It is very easy to create your own website these days, and make your own choices in regard to your own work.

PS: Be assured that we did not take away THE free parts of our site. Please let not disappointment about some changes blur your perception into unfairness.

I would love to find when Uranus will be prominent in my chart for the remainder of 2003. Can this be done with your free services, or should I place an order?

Patrick Kelly
--- Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 17:06 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: If you want to find out when you have Uranus transits, this is easily done with Free Horoscopes -> extended chart selection -> Group Astrodienst Special -> Transit Calendar (for 3 years).

When you want a reading pointing out which transits are really important and what they mean, you might want to order the report 'Transits of the Year' or 'Yearly Horoscope Analysis'.

If just want an abbreviated reading, get the subscription to the extended daily horoscope, and navigate in time to those days when the Uranus transits become exact. You will find the associated reading on one of these days.

Louis and Oscar!!

I was reading your response to Laussel regarding her issue with birthtime.. I was hoping you would be so kind as to address a question for me.. why is it that astrologers claim I have a pisces rising but on this web site it states that 6:23 am on the day I was born is an aquarious rising.. if I could get some clarity on that and how I should interpret the info I would be grateful.. also does anyone have any insight on the full moon this weekend and the bad aspects for mutable signs?


, USA --- Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 15:29 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: On 16 March 1974 there was daylight saving time in Michigan, and your timezone is EDT (4 hours west of Greenwich). Many "astrologers" use incomplete and false daylight saving time information. In consequence, they produce incorrect charts, and incorrect astrological information derived from these charts. Astrodienst offers correct charts, for free.

The reason why in 1974 daylight saving time began already in January: it was the winter of the first 'oil crisis'.

What happened to my message? [rest deleted by webmaster]

Fred Goldstien
--- Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 11:29 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Mr Goldstien, Please submit future guestbook entries by email to webmaster for review.

This is a magnificent site—intelligent, informative, stimulating! I wonder if anyone can give me some help with a confused birth time. I have several biographical accounts of Winston Churchill’s birth time set at 1:30am. They refer to Lois Rodden (bless her soul) but I do not have her program to double check. Then I came across a site that used 1:38 am and when I emailed for a source they said the got it from ASTRODIENTS! Curious. Can anyone clarify? It only makes a 2 degree difference on the angels, but that 2 degrees is from 29 Virgo to 1 Libra! I have an article deadline and want to straighten this out right away.

Kim Falconer [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
, Australia --- Monday, June 9, 2003 at 13:00 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: The Astrodienst database (originating from Peter Niehenke's DAV database) has 1.30 am, as every other database I am aware of. Nowhere on our website do we have a different reference to his birth time.

Dear Astrodienst Staff
I am not happy with the fact that I can no longer get an explanation of what the chosen transits are for the daily horoscope. I know that it is not all of the transits, and that is fine. Why give the transits, and make the explanations 'subscriber only'? You might as well not give them at all, and therefore relegate your very great organization to the level of the newspaper daily generic horoscopes. :-( I dont expect you to give everything away for free, and I am glad the subscriber service is available. In the meantime, I will not have any understanding about my daily horoscope, which I appreciated as a reliable source of spiritual guidance, especially coming from this organization.

c. lynecia wright-harris
, usa --- Monday, June 9, 2003 at 04:35 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

I notice the daily horoscope entries contain the entry of the planets into the houses. There is significant overlap in the activity period of the transit. I assume this is based on the orbis of the planet. For example Mars enters the 10th on 28 Apr 03, activity continues till 14 Oct 03 but Mars enters the 11th on 21 Jun 03 and continues till 31 Dec 03. How is the overlap calculated and how much significance is given to each House?

Hatch [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Somerset, Calif, USA --- Sunday, June 8, 2003 at 18:07 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Please see the FAQ: How can a planet be in more than one house during a certain period of a time?

I'm happy to subscribe. I had several books,and other goodies to choose from this month...chose
this subscription, and glad to do it. Have had Rob Hand's book since it was first published, love it and love what this site offers for us all. It is the most accurate, non-panderous (if that is a word) astrology site on all of the internet. We appreciate your work and your committment, and we look forward to the many months of collaboration ahead with the information you provide at Thanks.

Beverly Layton
--- Sunday, June 8, 2003 at 12:07 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

To Laussel,
I shouldn't second-guess Alois, because he wants you to have accurate information and my suggestion will lead to a mixture, but you might try using 6 a.m. (or maybe it would be better to use dawn of the day of your birthday, I'm not sure). You know that you will not get anything if you don't put in some time on the birth data page. If you put in 6 a.m. what you will have is most of the planets in the correct signs, except for planets on the cusp between two signs, and also, since at dawn every day the rising sign is the same as the Sun sign, 6 a.m. will give you something like the solar houses instead of the conventional birth chart, but with many of the same meanings as the birth chart. The transits you will get to your planets will be pretty good, except for the transits to your Moon, and you can't use the transits to Ascendant and Midheaven, because you won't know them. Don't pay much attention to the readings for the houses either, especially if you just use the Personal Daily Horoscope, and also you cannot use much of the Partner section because that uses composite charts. But you might be able to use the synastric charts and many other features, as long as you don't pay much attention to houses, Ascendant and Midheaven.
I don't want Alois to be mad at me because he doesn't want you to have wrong information, but if you can't get your birth time that's what I would do and have done, and I think you would get a lot of valid information out of trying this.
Lois and Oscar

Oscar Jaeger
Brooklyn, United States of America --- Sunday, June 8, 2003 at 04:41 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

I wanted to order the 6-year forecast, but being that I was born at home, my mother couldn't quite ascertain the exact minutes [somewhere around or minutes past 2PM]. I noticed that even a mere 15-minute difference changes the ascendant planet [which is very important]. However, upon testing different 15-minute interval ranges in your interactive chart, my personal portrait seem to resemble one particular time. Did I guess correctly? Please advise. Thanks.

New York, USA --- Saturday, June 7, 2003 at 22:12 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

I think this website is a fantistic resource for anyone in any stage of their knowledge of astrology and the insight it offers. I have enjoyed your services for a number of years. One of the things that impressed me the most was the number of free services. While I understand that you have costs to cover, I am very disappointed to see the free services cut so dramatically, most especially the extended sections of the daily horoscope. Many people, myself included, are barely getting by and can not afford to subscribe. This was one of the few places I could enjoy on my income. I urge you to seek creative, alternative funding sources for the daily horoscopes. There are many foundations throughout the world that I am sure would offer a grant of some sort for such educational purposes. I do hope you find the necessary support. Respectfully submitted,

New Orleans, LA --- Saturday, June 7, 2003 at 13:04 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Thanks for the feedback.

Saturday is a good day for a Saturnian answer - practical and down to earth.

I dare to recommend that you search - creatively - for funding to be able to subscribe to the professional services you believe you need for your education. One of the most creative sources of income is paid work. By working, you do something meaningful and satisfying for others, to receive funds which you can use freely for whatever you like to do with them. We are talking about 31.95 USD per year - at a low wage representing something like three or four hours of work salary.

Another creative possibility is to spend the money on a book like Robert Hand's Planets in Transit. Then you can look up the readings for those transits listed in our daily horoscope, without subscribing to the online click-interpretation service. This will have the advantage that it is a one-time investment and serves you year after year.

A very convenient transit timing overview is found at Free Horoscopes -> extended chart selection -> Group Astrodienst Special -> Transit Calendar (for 3 years or 6 months, with various degrees of detail).

When you think about the matter a bit more, you will find that the service has NOT been reduced dramatically. The data are all there - for free - and the interpretation you are begging for is very easy to get from a standard reference book. Even your local community library might hold the book. Used copies I see advertised at and starting at $10.

The click-interpretation service is really only needed for those who like full comfort, and are willing to pay for this comfort. It's like using the taxi instead of going by bicycle or jogging or walking. All three alternatives are free, and much healthier than the comfort service.

Love your site.Have been using it free for years. The interactive charts are great-kudos to your java programmers. The subscription process was handled very professionally. I believe the fee to be reasonable and am happy to be a subscriber. Even happier now that you have reduced the number of clicks needed to get to the daily horoscope. Keep up the good work. Thanks for all your hard work providing this service.

d h
--- Saturday, June 7, 2003 at 01:23 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

I am researching a book on the Severan dynasty, wherein astrology/astronomy played a significant role. Your 3000 years of positions has been truly invaluable to me, particularly the ability to get generalized summary horoscopes for those individuals whose birthdates are known (though the times of day have been long lost). I'm very grateful, and will continue to investigate your extensive resources.

Best wishes.

Jim Lancaster
Los Angeles, CA --- Friday, June 6, 2003 at 21:04 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

I've been getting interested in using astrology to analyze my relationships to my parents. Have you ever thought of creating a parent/child report for the child to help further understand how their parents effect their individuation? Know of any thing that I can look at to find out that sort of information?

Matthew Purdon [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
oakland, ca, USA --- Friday, June 6, 2003 at 18:26 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: The Psychological Horoscope (written for adults) has a special chapter which deals with the 'image of the parents in your chart'. Please have a look at the sample horoscopes to get an idea how this sounds.

Liz Greene's Child Horoscope, which is written for the parents to read about their child, does also contain an important section about the image of the parents, as perceived by the child. It is much "milder" in tone, because it is written for the parents as reader. The parental image in the Psychological Horoscope can be pretty sharp, as it is not written for your parents to read, but for yourself.

If you look for a relationship horoscope between the child's chart and one of the parents, you can try the Horoscope for Two by Mona Riegger. This reading is designed not only for love relationships, but also applicable to relationships within a family or work team. There might still be 'love related' elements in the reading, which you have to translate into a different context yourself.

I am thinking about subscribing to your site's excellent daily horoscope service, but am wondering if you have considered posting the times and durations of void of course moons. It would be a great addition to the daily horoscopes. I currently have to look elsewhere for that info and I think it would be a a valuable addition to your service.
Thanks for all the years it was free by the way and I completely understand why that's no longer possible!

Los Angeles, CA --- Friday, June 6, 2003 at 17:26 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: We are considering the addition of mundane aspects and VOC data, but it will be a while before this wil be added. There is so much useful information which could be added, but this makes the daily horoscope pages even more complex, and more confusing for many non-specialist users. Possibly, we will make the 'mundane data' an optional feature, or a click-to-popup feature, so we do not clutter the horoscope page.

Dear Alois:

I know what you think of the whole 13th Sign thing, but feel that knowing what constellation appeared nearest the horizon (the ascending constellation) at the time of birth could have some use in some situations, as well as a picture of the constellations as they would have appeared (if the sky were dark) at birth. Is this possible? I'm still pretty new to serious astrology research, so I'm not sure where to look.

Overall, I prefer the Tropical system (after having read several different viewpoints, including your own insights posted in the Archives) for daily use, but am wondering where I'd find more information on drawing a skymap for my birthtime/location.

If you have a moment to shoot me a link or recommend a book or few, I'd be extraordinarily grateful. Same goes to anyone reading this if you don't have the time. :)

Thanks much!

Autumn [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Seattle, USA --- Friday, June 6, 2003 at 02:56 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: I recommend you buy the software Starlight from, by Bernadette Brady and Sarah Ashton. It will give you not only the display of constellations, but also interesting fixed star readings by Bernadette Brady, the leading astrologer when it comes to fixed stars.

At 230 Pounds Sterling (approx. USD 380) it is not a bargain, but worth every penny, as it is highly original software created with excellent quality in mind.

i love yr site so much .. it's been my homepage for years ... once i can afford it, i will promptly order a l.greene analysis and am looking forward to it very much ... thanks alot guys and girls * astro. keep up the AWESOME work*!

m j [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
st. john's, nf --- Friday, June 6, 2003 at 01:53 Universal Time (UT/GMT)


i am approaching my thirtieth birthday... on june 15th in fact.

i have been searching for an online way to figure out the exact time of my saturn return as a freind told me this was possible, but i've had no luck.

do you perhaps have any links...or is there a way to delineate it on your website?

with much gratitude...and blessings.


claire mack [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
san francisco, us --- Friday, June 6, 2003 at 00:02 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Free Horoscopes -> extended chart selection -> Group Astrodienst Special -> Transit Calendar (for 3 years). Find the line of Saturn conj. Saturn in that printout, and see its precise timing points.

Just wanted to let everyone know, in case you haven't heard, that Lois Rodden passed away yesterday, June 5, about 8:30 am, in Yucaipa, California. Her site,, has a guestbook where you can write in, or read what others have to say.

Lois was a vital force in modern astrology, the guiding light behind getting everyone to post their birthtime sources, and the originator of the currently most widely used (and justifiably so) rating system. Her death is a real loss to us all. She will be greatly missed.

Pam Young [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Guelph, Canada --- Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 22:53 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Hi there,

Thank you very much for the free 2-month subscription I won! I created a profile (under this e-mail address) and sent e-mail, but I have not seen or heard anything yet. To which e-mail address was I supposed to send my confirmation?

Thank you.

Thompson [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
--- Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 21:27 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Sorry, I was a week on vacation, and email redirection to our spare webmaster had failed. The subscription is active now.

i was adopted therefore do not know the time of my birth since the old birth certificate back in the 60's was destroyed and new one put in its place that does not list the time of birth. what this means is that i cannot take advantage of your services since each time i try i get the message that my time of birth is needed in order to create a chart or a horoscope. what are my choices?

Laussel [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
--- Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 19:22 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: I am afraid your chances to get much out of astrology for your own chart are dim, when you lack all information about even an approximate birth time.

But if you know the place of birth and the name of the biological mother, you should be able to investigate at the birth registry office. It seems unlikely to me that they have destroyed the actual records there. I assume you are entitled by law to learn the name of your biological parent(s), if you wish. Whether you want to go into that, is a different matter and certainly not an easy decision.

respected alois,
previousley i use to get stationary positions of planets in a chart when the stationary positions do not appear in charts ?

, u.s.a. --- Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 18:51 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: This is and has always been a feature on the additional data tables. The link is on the right top of the chart drawing.

Ik vind het heeeel erg jammer dat bij de persoonlijke horoscoop, iedere Donderdag tot eind juni gratis toegang is tot alle transits. Waarom niet meer iedere dag? Of 1 maal in de week het hele jaar door?

--- Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 14:37 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Please see the 'Waarom?' link in the middle part of the daily horoscope.

Ich habe gestern (4.6.ab gestern) die erweiterte Auswahl der Tageshoroskope für 1 Jahr abonniert und komme jetzt trotzdem dort nicht hinein. Darüber hinaus ist aber heute doch auch Donnerstag. Ich bin sehr erstaunt darüber und möchte erne wissen, warum es nicht funktioniert.
Freundliche Grüße
Ch. N.

--- Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 13:00 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Zum Abo-Problem schreiben Sie bitte unter Angabe Ihrer Emailadresse und des vollen Namens an webmaster at

Beim Tageshoroskop für jeden Donnerstag ist die Unternavigation frei. Es steht zwar immer nch die Mitteilung über die Beschränkungen dort, aber alle Unter-Links sind anklickbar für die Deutung der einzelnen Transite.

Hello Astrodienst---
It is thursday June 5, 2003, and the extended transits are not available. What's up?

M. Winterfaith [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
--- Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 12:20 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: It is available, just clikc on the links for the various sub-transits.

Dear Alois,
Thank you very much for your answer concerning my Chiron question. Actually, I'm currently studying the Reinhart book and I find it fascinating - its Mythological and Astrological information. It's my 1st book on Chiron and an excellent choice. Well, thanks again.

To Everyone: Regardless of what others seem so concerned about, I personally think there are loads of information still here at Astro that is very very useful to people at any level of Astrological awareness. For example, when I wanted to see the Asteroid placements in my chart, this was the 1st site I looked into because of the excellent FREE charts offered here. Similarly, when I became interested in Astro*Carto*Graphy, I found the AstroClick Travel FREE service highly useful. I still use both these services, and I'd be greatly saddened if they were taken away. My point is this: there are still so many wonderful features of this site that are still available FOR FREE. Possibly if visitors could get off the bandwagon of nagging these very generous astrologers running this site over such trivial things? They have to eat just like everyone else! :) The economy stinks and sometimes corners have to be cut. So what! There are too many great services here that are still being provided for free, for so much negativity to be being thrown about. Let's lighten up a little - and give the Earth a chance to sigh. It is so sad to me that it seems a world epidemic that the most generous and kind inhabitants of it are always the ones to be so highly criticized. The World itself is out of balance because of similar ways of relating - let us not even pollute's feedback forum with such trivial, negative nonsense.

Thanks again AstroDienst,

Bradley Beach, USA --- Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 12:01 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

As a long-time reader and huge fan of Astrodienst, I was really disappointed to see the onset of charging for daily horoscope interpretations. I have actively supported your organization (told all my colleagues about your fantastic site!) and purchased many, many reports over the years (check my account). As I feel I've 'paid my way', I don't regard your decision as fair. Moreover, I don't think it's my responsibility to 'pay' for your expansion into other languages as I regard that as your business decision to global. I hope you will revisit your decision and continue to offer your daily information freely. Thanks for listening!

Laurel Krause [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
San Jose, California, USA --- Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 04:57 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Like some other feedback writers, you seem to be throwing out the child with the bath water. fact is, that the Personal daily horoscope is as free as ever before. You can easily access its central content, the personal reading for yesterday, today, and tomorrow without any subscription or registration, day by day and year by year, for as many persons' data as you like.

The only thing which has changed is the access to addional sub-navigation items. These have always been used only by a minority of 'power users'. Many of these 'power users' had already subscribed to the extended version of the daily horoscope, which allows also navigation to any date within a period of five years. Now, also the navigation to the sub-details has become part of the subscription area. The additional revenue we receive from these subscriptions allows us to keep the extensive free services running.

I don't think that many people would like us to close down our operation for lack of funding. Sometimes decisions need to be made which are not popular with consumers or tax payers, but which serve the long term survival of an institution.

I am afraid I need to say that nobody who has ordered items from Astrodienst in the past has "paid his/her way" for unlimited future use of our services. We also do not offer something like a 'ten year' or 'lifetime' subscription. We could not honestly guarantee that we exist in ten years from now. We certainly hope so, and it seems likely given our talent and our 23-year track record, but we do not know.

Vi que tienen efemerides en linea, quisiera saber donde puedo conseguir algun CGI que genere las efemerides en linea automaticamnete como estan en este sitio, si existe alguna opcion asi, porque estuve leyendo como hacer el calculo a mano para ver si lo podia poner en mi sitio pero no entiendo como sacar las efemerides a mano :(
Espero puedan ayudarme...

alejandro formanek [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
buenos aires, Argentina --- Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 03:37 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

dear learned scholars,I want to know the difference between yours and indian astrology, what is the basis of this 23 degree difference and which calculations are more accurate, its so confusing sometimes to compare the horoscopes of same person by these two methods, mostly the there is only mere differece of ascendant, can you clear it? would be obliged.....thanx.

Yogeshwar [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
nice, france --- Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 21:14 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Please see Dieter Koch's article on Precession and Zodiac. Additional details can be found in the Swiss Ephemeris documentation.

ich finde die Abopreise für das erweiterte Tageshoroskop viel zu teuer. Schade. Doch zum Glueck gibt es das Transitbuchvon Robert Hand. Da steht genau der gleiche Text
Gruss Anna

Anna [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Berlin, Germany --- Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 18:03 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Es ist sicher immer eine gute Entscheidung, sich selbst in Astrologie auszubilden und dadurch keine anderen Astrologen mehr für ihre Arbeit bezahlen zu müssen. Ich backe z.B. auch mein Brot sehr oft selber, allerdings weniger aus Kosten- als aus Qualitätsgründen.

Dear Astrodienst Staff,
Please understand that I only wish to communicate with you I do not wish to be posted. Do you have a mailing list I could be put on? I believe your reports to be superior, but I cannot afford them. Do you ever have sales or discounts on them? I would love to buy one of your reports, especially the psychological one and the one for couples! But the prices are, for me, prohibitive. Thank you, Lisa

Lisa [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Atlanta, USA --- Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 17:43 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

i felt happy with the readings
i am very happy with the readings
i will take care for the proplems
will be happy for the good
thanks a lot for the service

ramakrishnarao chodagam [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
vijayawada, india --- Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 15:18 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

I really enjoy reading my horoscope everyday and I realize that the whole world, no matter your sign needs to make money, so I'm okay with paying for services as long as they are reasonable. Though I have a question!! Accoring to this website I have an aquarius rising and every astrologer I ever spoken to has insisted my rising is Pisces so it makes me leary to purchase any long term horoscope because I'm not sure if it would be accurate.

, USA --- Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 00:03 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: This looks really bad for every astrologer you have spoken to. Please, ask each of them why he/she created a false chart. They apparently used the wrong timezone / daylight saving time information.

It´s amazing how things change in our days.
Here we´re trying to make a better world, aren´t we?
A better for some means expensive, not to much, just to the point of a few . It´s a saddly choice. I´m very suprised about this. Don´t tell me that was because of the introduction of the Portuguese language. More readers more money, it´s seems the new Fado of Astrodienst. Too bad for the people, too bad for the Evolution...

Miguel Dantas [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Lisbon, Portugal --- Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 19:31 Universal Time (UT/GMT)


I was very surprised and sadden that the longterm outlook for planetary influences has become available to subscribers only.

Since mid 1999, I have been almost a daily visitor to your site and have told many, many people about your web site.

As a regular and long term customer will you please make an exception for me and allow me to continue to use your site with proper access that I'm use to? I'd rather have that then stop telling people about your site, or worse tell them how disppointed in your procedural, without any warning that I noted.

Looking forward to finding out what you can do for me, many thanks, karen

Karen BAllantyne [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Edinburgh, Scotland --- Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 15:25 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

I agreee with Annie Moffatt about China. You absolutely cannot reduce what's happening in China to mere politics, and while I take Astodienst's point, if you're happy to change the area definition from China to Tibet when China is finally out of there, then why not sooner? It would be extremely painful for anyone from Tibet or closely associated, to try to do their chart and find they have to comply with this harsh acceptance of the situation in order to do so. And to Joan- this IS about astrology, and the site.

S Nicholson [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
London, UK --- Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 11:44 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

I'd like to say I've been enjoying this site for about 2 years now, and I always seem to find something to learn here I suppose you can say that's why I've come here with this question:

How should Chiron in retrograde (in a natal chart) be interpreted? Should the usual understanding of a retrograde planet be applied, or is their possibly a more special, or perhaps additional understanding?

I'd really appreciate any ideas on this.

Thanks a bunch!

, USA --- Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 08:33 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: You have provided the answer yourself: apply what you have learned for interpreting other retrograde planets. Melanie Reinhart's book on Chiron might also be helpful for you.

Lieber Alois,
Ich habe festgestellt, dass bei mir die Lunar Horoskope sehr stimmen. Deswegen, moechte ich fuer mich Paar Monate im voraus ausrechnen, aber es geht nicht. Ich versuchte nach Ihrem Lunar, aber hat nicht gelungen. Koennen Sie mir sagen, gibt es eine Formula, und wo kann man das finden?
Danke im voraus!

natali [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
zagreb, croatia --- Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 07:52 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: In 'Erweiterte Grafikauswahl' können Sie doch einfach ein 'Startdatum' einstellen. Es wird dann immer das Lunar angezeigt, in dessen Periode das eingestellte Datum fällt.


Thank you for your excellent website. I have an astrology question that I cannot find an answer for, perhaps you can help. I have done a search on your website and got a lot of links but none that answered my question...

What is the interpretation (if any)of a persons Sun being transited ( in opposition ) by the moons north node (and of course this means that the transit is sun conjunct the moon's south node, does it not)?

Thanks very much for your help if you are able to provide it, and if you are too busy, well, thanks anyway!


Sally [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
, USA --- Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 02:53 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren
Meine Anfrage hat eher administrativen Charakter. Ich habe den erweiterten Astro-Dienst abonniert, zu Hause auf meinem PC. Sehr oft tätige ich jedoch die Abfragen auf dem PC im Geschäft. Hier habe ich jedoch zu den erweitereten Angaben keinen Zugriff. Wäre dies nicht möglich, sich mittels eins Passwortes anmelden zu können?

Herzliche Grüsse Sus

--- Monday, June 2, 2003 at 10:51 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Karin adds: Die Antwort finden Sie in den FAQ

Dear learned scholars ,ive been visiting your site for as long as ive owned a computer , i was disappointed to see the streamlining of the daily horoscope transits into a daily news version ,i would like to suggest , in light of the harsher financial times instead of offering ,what used to be free ,now for a fee, why not offer the robt hand book planets in transit at a special rate for people who wouldnt be able to afford the fee of the new system , its only a suggestion , i think you have a fine site , and im a much better astrologer (amateur) because of it ...sincerely avid astrodienst fan

john st little [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
nyc, U.S.A. --- Monday, June 2, 2003 at 03:42 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: We are not the publisher's of Robert Hand's books. But every Thursday the 'long term influences' are free to access, and as they do not change much in the course of a week, they are easily available for you with just a little patience.

Hey what,s up with that girl Moffat about China Sister this feedback is about astrology issues not politics get a grip will you.........

Joan [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Port of Spain, Trinidad --- Monday, June 2, 2003 at 03:29 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Congratulations on your wonderful website I have been reading it almost daily for the last couple of years. I am very disappointed that the daily transits are not free anymore and while I understand the why it does not justify the cost you are imposing on us. How stupid do you thing we are? Also a lot of the info is very juvenile come on get some intelligent astrologers on your payroll and maybe I would consider paying a small fee annually.....Jen

Jennifer M.
Boca Raton, USA --- Monday, June 2, 2003 at 03:23 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Thanks for the great website, I truly enjoy coming on everyday to check my horoscope and the other wonderful services. Thanks again!

Chris Lauzon
--- Sunday, June 1, 2003 at 19:08 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

To Alannah Grainger,
I have the impression that Astrodienst is using one-degree orbs for the aspects that it describes in Personal Daily Horoscope. This highlights the most important ones and streamlines the information. If you see an aspect from Saturn, you may well want to expand the time the aspect might be valid, especially for repeated transits (see Forecast). Because of changes in direction of a transiting planet, some transits may fall in and out and within again the orb of one degree of exactitude.
Lois and Oscar

Oscar Jaeger
Brooklyn, United States of America --- Sunday, June 1, 2003 at 17:25 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Dear Rand,
The MC-IC axis divides the chart into the self-propelled and other-directed parts of the horoscope. The self-propelled part is on the left and the other-directed on the right.
The MC (Medium Coeli, the middle of the sky) represents career, and the house following it is the 10th house (differentiated from ordinary employment, the 6th house). It also represents what you aspire to, and the parent who is the authority figure and the one you look up to more (most astrologers say it's the father, some say the mother, and some say it depends).
The IC (Imum Coeli) starts the 4th house. It represents the most inner, inward self, and it also represents your physical home and real estate in general. And it represents your more personal parent, the one who is closer to you.
Everyone should note the Astro Dictionary and the Google link on the left of Feedback for this kind of question.
Lois and Oscar

Oscar Jaeger
Brooklyn, United States of America --- Sunday, June 1, 2003 at 17:11 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

To Victoria Stevens,
You have to click on the variety of underlined daily transits. More transits are available to subscribers than just the one transit everybody gets under Personal Daily Horoscope. If this fun stuff doesn't seem like much compared to everything you can get for free on the site, you might well wonder what everyone is complaining about.
Lois Padawer and Oscar Jaeger

Oscar Jaeger
Brooklyn, United States of America --- Sunday, June 1, 2003 at 16:50 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Bummer about removing the free service.

Ratziel [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
, Australia --- Sunday, June 1, 2003 at 07:33 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Webmaster adds: Thanks for the feedback. Please, use the menu item 'free horoscopes' to find that all free services are there. The changes we have had to introduce two weeks ago affect only some of the sub-navigation items in the daily horoscope - every other aspect of our very extensive free services is unchanged. Please try to keep feedback fair and in proportion. Please read also the explanation under the 'why' link on the daily horoscope page.

I would like to thank you for the service you have given so far. But once you cut the service of daily horoscope you become just one of the others. No more special you are...

Sahin Guler [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
San Juan, Puerto Rico --- Sunday, June 1, 2003 at 06:20 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Webmaster adds: We would appreciate an email where you let us know which these other free daily horoscopes are which are of the same quality as ours. We are always curious to learn.

Dear friends,
I have so enjoyed working with the information on your site. I have found this place to be so inspirational. Imagine my shock and horror to discover that on attempting to cast a chart for someone born in Lhasa, one must choose CHINA as the country! China?!?!?!? My friends, Lhasa is the capital of TIBET, a sovereign nation of unsurpassed beauty and spiritual treasures. To list Tibet as Chinese is to accept the horrific lie perpetrated by the Chinese. Tibet requires all fellow world citizens to support her. Please reconsider listing Tibet as her own nation. Sincerely,
Annie Moffat

Annie Moffat [* --- .xyz*xyz. -> * ]
Providence, USA --- Sunday, June 1, 2003 at 02:34 Universal Time (UT/GMT)

Alois adds: Our atlas is not about politics. It is only meant to give geographical coordinates and correct timezone information. The chart is not at all affected whether you call a country or a part of it by this or that name. Once Tibet is a member state of the UN, we will of course be happy to slice it off China.